If you are looking for a peaceful relaxing break in the unspoilt surroundings of the Lake District National Park, then the 4 star awarded Swaledale Watch is for you.
The property is a very busy working sheep farm just a mile outside the picture perfect village of Caldbeck and situated in the Lake District National Park. For all you animal lovers there are plenty of different species and birds which can be seen around the farm at various times of the year, With the Lambing season being a particular favourite with guests. Please look at the website to see pictures of what is on offer.
There are 4 rooms available all of which are tastefully decorated with private facilities with both bath and shower. All rooms are equipped with a tea tray, colour TV, clock radio and shoe cleaner. Clean towels are also provided daily, please visit the website for more pictures of the high standards of the rooms. Families are welcome, a high chair and cot can be provided upon request.
There is a large guest lounge and dining room in the main house which both have beautiful views across the fells. The self-contained Annexe provides an en-suite double bedroom and another en-suite twin bedroom with its own lounge.
Don’t worry if the weather seems to be against you as if you are rained off then you are welcome to use the many books, jigsaws and board games available in the guest lounges. When the weather gets a bit chilly there are open fires to relax in front of. Yes Swaldale Watch is definitely the place to get away from it all and truly unwind.
£29 - £37 pppn
Dependent on number sharing and type of room. Children sharing a family room are charged according to age e.g. 1 year old costs £1.00, a 5 year old costs £5.00 and an 11 year old costs £11.00.
To enquire about accommodation at Swaledale Watch, please contact Arnold or Nan at any reasonable time. You may telephone or fax your enquiry.
From the M6, leave at Junction 41 and take the B5305 west to Wigton. Travel through Unthank and turn left sign posted Caldbeck on the B5299. This road takes you through Heskett Newmarket and through Caldbeck village. Keep the Oddfellows public house to your right and continue up the hill out of the village for a mile with the river on your right and Swaledale Watch is on the left opposite the small bridge sign posted to Wigton across the fell.
This is a tranquil area but there is still plenty to offer any visitor Caldbeck is well situated for either walking the rolling northern fells or touring by car. Situated almost equi-distant from Keswick, Cockermouth (Wordsworth’s birthplace), Penrith (Ullswater), Carlisle (The Border City) and the Solway coast. Caldbeck has a long history. Going back as far as 560 AD, Caldbecks mining and milling industries (long since gone) have also left a wealth of fascinating history behind them. Retrace this by visiting the numerous mills still in existence, including Priests Mill which is now a thriving tourist centre.
If I may suggest, days out to consider are Hadrian’s Wall, the Eden Valley, with its red sandstone villages, or a trip on the Carlisle to Settle railway. You are within 100 yards of the start of a memorable walk into Caldbeck. You pass through "The Howk", a limestone gorge with a beautiful waterfall and the remains of the old bobbin mill. Stop off in Caldbeck for refreshments in the well-stocked village post office/shop or the pub, which serves bar snacks or full restaurant meals. Carry on to Hesket-Newmarket via "Waters meetings". There are a great many well-marked footpaths for you to choose a day locally. You will find hedgerows bursting with wild flowers, and we are fortunate in still having red squirrels in the woodlands and trout in streams. A variety of animals and birds can be seen around the farm at various times of the year, lambing time being a particular favourite.